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Major Exploration
Beginning The Process
Remember! Choosing a Major is a Process, Not Just an Event.

The major/career decision-making process can be difficult, confusing, and perhaps overwhelming, even for those who come to BYU with existing ideas of the path they want to choose.

You have most likely been involved in this process throughout your academic journey. Academic classes and extracurriculars are designed to bring awareness to your strengths, activities which hold your interest, as well as promote ideas or characteristics you value. You may have recently tried to "match" your skills, interests, personality, and values with a university major or even a specific career path.
How to Enhance Your Decision-Making Process
Increase Awareness of Self-Understanding

1. What are my general/core interests?
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2. What skills/talents do I want to develop?
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3. What about myself do I hope to magnify in my Major?
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Enhance Awareness of BYU Majors

1. What classes/how many credits will I need to take?
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2. What can I do with this major post-graduation
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3. How long will it take me to graduate?
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Develop Occupational Awareness

1. What jobs are available to me after I graduate?
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2. What is my earning potential with this major?
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3. Do I need a graduate/master's degree?
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Broaden Awareness of BYU Services

1. What tools should I take advantage of?
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2. How will I best utilize the services available to me?
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3. Who can I contact to help me in this process?
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Our advisors at the University Advisement Centre are eager to assist students in negotiating this complex process and make a well-informed decision.
Early contact with an advisor can be an instrumental step in the likelihood of a timely graduation.
We recommend you spend some time looking over the website, then set an appointment to talk over what you have discovered.
We recommend you visit our step by step guide to successfully navigating you Major decision.
Additional tools to assist you throughout this process.